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Catherine Zeta-Jones is modern Hollywood royalty, and now she’ll have the opportunity to play a classic Tinseltown star. Producer Ryan Murphy announced today on Twitter that the Oscar-winning Chicago star will portray Olivia de Havilland in his upcoming FX anthology series Feud, which depicts the rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) on the set of 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.

Murphy has become known for his FX anthology series American Horror Story and American Crime Story, and Feud is his new project. As the title implies, the anthology will look at famous feuds in history, and few top the bitter battle between icons Crawford and Davis. De Havilland was Davis’ close friend.

Two-time Oscar winner De Havilland, who turned 100 this past July, rose to fame as Melanie in 1939’s Gone with the Wind. She took home Academy Awards as Best Actress for 1946’s To Each His Own and 1949’s The Heiress.

Feud is expected to premiere in 2017 and co-stars Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis and Dominic Burgess.

Is CZJ a good choice for this role?

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.